Saturday, June 30, 2007

iTunes U

I just discovered the coolest thing. There is a new section on the iTunes store - iTunes U. There they host free content from a number of universities including MIT and Stanford. The universities post audio and video content that may come straight from their classrooms or is professors talking about some topic. There is some cool stuff there. I've all ready downloaded some video on learning Hebrew and an audio of two professors discussing philosophy in fictional literature. This is really cool. I'm hooked.

True Love

I think we can all relate to this construction worker's quest for true love.

The great outdoors

Last weekend, the girls and I went camping. We went with my friend, Jeromy, and his family. It was a great outing. We camped down below Mystic Lake. While Jeromy, Debbie, and Eli went to a wedding on Saturday afternoon, the girls and I hiked up to the lake. I was so proud of my daughters, especially Shaena. The trail up to Mystic is about three miles, much of it uphill. Shaena was really struggling and she even took a spill toward the end, scuffing up her knee. I was getting worried that I was pushing her too hard. After she fell, I gave her the option of turning back, but she wanted to keep going. Just a few minutes later, we crested the rise and looked out over the beautiful lake.

I admit my eyes got a little wet when we made it. I was very proud of Erica and Shaena.

Smores were definitely the highlight of the trip for them as can be seen by Shaena's face in the picture below. They've never made smores over a fire before.

They also got a big kick out of the hammock Jeromy put up.

We had a lot of fun. I don't get outdoors near as much as I'd like. It's such a refreshing experience.

Here's a link to all of the photos I took during the trip.

It never ends...

I know I've mentioned that I've been very busy lately, but it seems I have been busier than usual lately. Between one sibling moving out of the house, another moving in, school, work, and a camping trip, things have been hectic lately. I think that things are settling down now, though, so hopefully I have more time to post.